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After more than 30 years, David Letterman has announced his exit from late night TV.

Letterman, who turns 67 next week, announced during the taping of his show on Thursday that he will will retire as host of CBS's The Late Show in 2015.

By the time he leaves, the funnyman will have sat behind the Late Show desk for 22 years.

Before that, he had an 11-year stint hosting NBC's Late Night. In 1992, Letterman was passed over in favour of Jay Leno to take over for Johnny Carson at the Tonight Show.

Combined, Letterman-hosted shows have been nominated for 108 Emmys and won 8.

Letterman himself was honored with a Peabody in 1992, the broadcast equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize. In 2012, he became a Kennedy Center honoree.

 

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After more than 30 years, David Letterman has announced his exit from late night TV.

Letterman, who turns 67 next week, announced during the taping of his show on Thursday that he will will retire as host of CBS's The Late Show in 2015.

By the time he leaves, the funnyman will have sat behind the Late Show desk for 22 years.

Before that, he had an 11-year stint hosting NBC's Late Night. In 1992, Letterman was passed over in favour of Jay Leno to take over for Johnny Carson at the Tonight Show.

Combined, Letterman-hosted shows have been nominated for 108 Emmys and won 8.

Letterman himself was honored with a Peabody in 1992, the broadcast equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize. In 2012, he became a Kennedy Center honoree.

 

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